Do you have a strange itch down there, problem with your sex life, what do you do? Visit a doctor? Naa.  Knew it. The percentage of people visiting a sexpert is very less. They opt for some tried and tested methods. They never ever talk about this within friends. And would visit a doctor only and only if things have gone beyond their control and it has become a dire necessity to visit a sexpert.

One point that I missed out on mentioning here is ‘Google It’. Online sexpert queries are increasing and google search for any sex related personal queries is quite common. My question today is, does bringing up your queries with an online Sexpert really help?

Firstly this is the most easy and approachable method. You don’t have to be face to face with your doctor and go through what most of you think as embarrassing conversation. For once that is not a bad idea at all. There are lot of online groups, websites and health portals which can provide you with a lot of valuable information about your health problems. Most of the online portals have very renowed and experienced doctors on there panel  who can guide you the right way. And when it comes to sex, it is not only about issues and problems, most of the queries are out of curiosity. Where they come up with general queries like how to best satisfy your partner, erection issues, pregnancy related queries and so on.

To give you an idea, this is one query that I came across on some health portal which was from a 16 year old girl, where she says “I am a 16 year old girl, in relationship with a 20 year old guy. My boy friend insists on having a physical relationship. Can you tell me the safest way to avoid pregnancy?”

Now this is pretty generic query. And obviously it would be very difficult for a 16 year old to visit a doctor for such kind of advice and she finds the online sexpert a big help and would get the best suggestion possible.

Now generic is the word I would like to focus on. Actually online sexpert are of great help but mostly in case of generic queries. Anything that is very person specific, the online sexpert would not be able to help out much and can only suggest you to consult a doctor. Look at a query like this “ I am a 55 year old man with diabetes and have lost the urge for sex. Please suggest some medicine to help me regain my interest in sex”. This is what the sexpert suggested “Diabetes might not be the reason behind your lost sex urge. You need to consult a doctor and go through a complete checkup and counseling session to determine the exact reason also if required doctor would suggest the medicine only after looking at your health.” Now in this case it is very obvious that, looking at the person’s age and health background it would have been very difficult for the online sexpert to suggest anything and complete physical examination was what the online sexpert suggested. Another query was “ My wife just delivered a baby, how long can we wait before we start with a normal sex life” Now here the doctor gave a few suggestions but in the end advised them to see a gynecologist for best result.

Online sexpert are of great help but only for reference purpose. As a few doctors state that a lot of their patients who approach them with there sex issues, had already consulted an online sexpert before approaching them and had considerable amount of knowledge about their problem from them. But because they could not get a convincing answer they decided to visit a doctor.

So, next time you have any sex queries you know that an online sexpert is a good option but do consult a doctor if required.